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The NFL Is Locking Down Its New Night

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and CBS have extended their Thursday night football package for the 2015 season.

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The agreement carries an additional year at the NFL's option. It was announced Sunday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS; and Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shakes hands with fans at Ford Field on November 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

CBS will broadcast the first eight Thursday night games, which also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network also will exclusively show the final eight games. The games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturdays.

Goodell says the games in last season's package "made Thursday night a night for NFL football." Moonves lauds the benefits of the Thursday night package, saying the NFL "continues to be the best premium content in the business."

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